J. J. Hanna
Suspense for the Outsiders
CLASSES and WORKSHOPS
BINGE WRITING (AND GETTING AWAY WITH IT)
Whether you were on an incredibly tight deadline or you just wanted to challenge yourself, chances are you’ve at least attempted to binge-write a book. How do you write something this quickly? How do you know what you need to do before you write (even if you don’t outline), how to know when to stop writing, and what to look for as you edit so that you, too, can write and edit an entire novel in a month?
HOW TO KEEP READERS TURNING PAGES
Suspense is necessary for reader engagement, no matter what genre you write in. What makes something suspenseful, and how do you do that in everything you write?
BUILDING A PLATFORM THAT WORKS FOR YOU
Platform. Platform. Platform. By this point we’re all tired of hearing about it. But what does it mean? How do you go about building one that works? What does it mean to have a personal brand? In this class I look into how to create a simple yet professional brand for your platform so that you’ll be both well-known and well-liked as you build a platform that works for you as you sleep.
Every plot has many moving pieces, and every piece affects all the others. When one piece isn’t pulling its weight, the story suffers. In this class I look at how antagonists can help beat writer’s block and create a solid plot that will both intrigue and enthrall.
J.J. Hanna will be speaking at the Taylor University Professional Writers Conference July 28-29, 2023.
To request her presence at your event, please send her an email.